Wat je gaat doen
We will meet each other and our horse friends at the Sandy Hook Equestrian Center, in Newtown CT. We will greet the horses, learning a bit about "horse etiquette." We will learn and practice the games horses play with each other to determine leadership. No riding is involved. Games and ‘conversations’ with horses will help us explore our own body language. Psychology informs us that non-verbal communication such as- posture, muscle tension, expression, tone of voice- all contribute much more than the actual words we say, in how we are understood. Horses understand and speak body language fluently, and are extremely skilled at showing us how our communication is being understood by others. Just being in the presence of a horse synchronizes our heart rate and brain waves, lowering the stress hormones in our bodies. And increasing feelings of well-being. Yet there is no more honest life coach than a horse. They teach us the skills for healthy relationships with uncanny insight and gentleness, but also assertiveness and honesty. The horses we will interact with are wise and gentle. They have helped children and adults heal after the terrible elementary school shooting tragedy. We will groom and take care of our new friends at the end of the session and process what they helped us feel and learn.
I have loved and ridden horses my entire life- teaching and training for 30 plus years, with background in various English disciplines. My obsession is integrating "Natural Horsemanship" and positive reinforcement ("clicker training.") There is a shift in horse culture happening- to more collaborative, safe, fun and effective training. Research shows these animals learn faster, retain longer and bond stronger with the handler! I manage the Sandy Hook Equestrian Center in Newtown CT, a beautiful and newly renovated 30 acre horse farm. I have published articles on helping our horses manage stress- in simple and scientific ways. I do frequent public demos and clinics on positive reinforcement and natural horsemanship. I am equally interested in human and animal psychology and have education and training in psychology and personal growth
Wat er is inbegrepen
All tools, tack and equipment needed for our horse handling will be provided.
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Waar je naartoe gaat
We will meet at the Sandy Hook Equestrian Center, a beautiful 30 acre horse farm in Newtown, Ct. The farm has 4 barns, 2 outdoor riding rings and 1 indoor arena, as well as open fields, wooded trails and a beautiful view of the Housatonic River Valley. We have 18 lovely horses at the farm and we will get to know several of them. The farm is also the home for Embrace Hope- Sandy Hook Equine Assisted Therapy.
Dingen om rekening mee te houden
Annuleer ten minste zeven dagen vóór de geplande begindatum van de ervaring of binnen 24 uur na aankoop om volledige restitutie te krijgen.
Communiceer altijd via Airbnb. Om veilig te kunnen betalen en communiceren, is het belangrijk dat je altijd gebruikmaakt van de Airbnb-website of -app.
Vereisten voor gasten
Maximaal 4 gasten van 12 en ouder mogen deelnemen. Some prior horse experience is helpful but not necessary. But if you have horse experience you will find some new information to improve your horse, and maybe even human, relationships!
Please dress for the weather, in sturdy closed shoes or boots. we do have an indoor arena but it's a short walk from the barn.
Equine as a Second Language
$70 per persoon
$70 per persoon